Bamburgh Castle

Medieval fortress high above the sands of the beach.

Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Large font signs and leaflets
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Hearing loops
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

With its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period, Bamburgh has dominated its volcanic outcrop and the surrounding countryside for centuries.

From its humble wooden palisade to the impressive stone walls of today it strikes an iconic pose on the Northumbrian coastline.

Open all year round it welcomes visitors to enjoy the grounds and staterooms. From the medieval kitchen to grandeur of the Victorian Kings Hall there are fourteen rooms to explore.

Opening Times


9 Jan – 17 Feb weekends only, 10am – 4pm

18 Feb onwards, 10am – 5pm, daily

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free and do not need to book through the website. Members can just turn up to the ticket office with their cards and are guaranteed entry, regardless of numbers.

Adult admission £14.10

Child admission (5-16yrs) £6.95

Little adventurers admission (0-4yrs) Free

Disabled admission £11.40 with free access for carers

Dog (grounds only) £0.00

As we are opening with reduced visitor numbers for social distancing, advance pre-booked tickets are recommended. Tickets will be available to purchase on the gate, subject to availability.

We are a cash-free site. Please ensure you have contactless payment methods with you when you visit.

Historic Houses members must have their card scanned in our ticket office.

Group Visits

Groups rates start from 15 or more people in a group and we will open throughout the year for them.

Group rates:

Adults: £ 8.76
Child (5-16): £ 4.00

We can offer a guided tour from 10am lasting 45 minutes or a ten minute introductory talk at any other point in the day.

For more information contact us:

01668 214208

Educational Visits

School groups of any size are welcome although larger groups will be asked to break down into smaller groups of no more than 12, so please ensure you have enough staff.

We offer one free adult place for every twelve pupils with additional adults at £8.76.

All pupils 5-16 are charged at £3.

The castle is not suitable for groups of Under 5’s.

Find out more on our website.

Contact the office:

01668 214208

  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Large font signs and leaflets
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Hearing loops
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF

Five miles from the A1, 1 hour north of Newcastle and 1.5 hours south of Edinburgh.

Train to Berwick-upon Tweed then X18 bus to Bamburgh from outside the station.

What3words ///energetic.emotional.subway

Housed within are over 3000 artifacts ranging from porcelain plates and figurines to arms and armour. With a beautiful collection of clocks, furniture and paintings helping to maintain a homely feeling about the place.

Outside, their are battlements with incredible views out over the beaches and north towards Lindisfarne and inland towards the Cheviot hills.

The old Victorian laundry houses the Armstrong and Aviation Museum, a fascinating collection of aviation artifacts including engines, propellers and even the wreckage of a crashed Spitfire.

The summer months see an art gallery in the stables, the work of the local artist Peter Phillips, an incerdible talent who works in a variety of media to produce stunning images of the county.

The cafeteria is always on hand to refresh and refuel visitors with local produce.

Become a Historic Houses member

Explore the nation’s heritage from just £65 per year.

Hundreds of the most beautiful historic houses, castles, and gardens across Britain offer our members free entry.

Also: receive a quarterly magazine, enjoy monthly online lectures, get exclusive invitations to buy tickets for behind-the-scenes tours, and take up a range of special offers on holidays, books, and other products you might like.

Join now
Bamburgh Castle, Keep

Sign up for our newsletter

Read more of our stories, receive exclusive content, and find out what’s on.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy policy.

"*" indicates required fields